Tumblr can be enjoyable for many reasons. For fans of both rap and the game of baseball, the site hit a proverbial home run this week with the creation of ‘Straight Outta Cooperstown,’ a page described as “A mashup of Hall of Famers from America’s two favorite pastimes.”
For the five of you reading this blog that don’t know, Straight Outta Cooperstown is a spin-off of the 1988 N.W.A album “Straight Outta Compton.”
The blog is a rolling gallery of trading cards featuring Major League Baseball Hall of Famers, whose names and faces are amusingly replaced by rappers. (Below the cards are baseball-related rap lyrics. Some people may find some of the lyrics inappropriate.)
Here are some of my favorite cards based on Photoshopping ability, the cleverness of the name and the ability to make me laugh. Visit the Straight Outta Cooperstown blog to see the rest.